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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-01-20

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood on Friday organised a protest march in Amman demanding a reform of electoral law and calling for a boycott of next Wednesday’s elections. FRANCE 24's reporters were there and spoke to the protesters.

Jordanian Islamists, who will boycott next week’s parliamentary election, are calling for a fairer electoral law and for political reforms that would end King Abdullah’s power to choose governments.

About 2,000 Islamists and some tribesmen and leftists protested in Amman against Wednesday’s vote for a new 150-seat assembly, which they said was meaningless given electoral rules that ensure Jordan’s cities will be under-represented.

James André and Tatiana Masaad report from Amman.
 

Date created : 2013-01-19

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